DIY Tip of the Day: Better Paint Storage. Make pouring and storing paint a breeze. Save all your liquid laundry detergent jugs. Wash them out and you won’t find a better way to store paint. No more rusty lids, paint splatters from tapping the lids closed, dried-out paint or runs down the side of the can when pouring. The spout works great for dispensing paint. Just fill the jugs using a funnel and you’re good to go.